Location: 138 Mott Street (South of Grand St.)
Price: $3.75 – $4.25 for sandwiches
I think I have this weird conditioning where whenever I goto chinatown, I start craving banh mi sandwiches. I’ve made way too many excuses to walk, bike, or take train to Chinatown to get my fill of these Vietnamese street food sandwich creations that beats any sandwich in NY for the value and taste. Heck, I used to bike to Chinatown from Bushwick, Brooklyn to get my fix…and everyone knows that ride up Williamsburg bridge ain’t that easy. SO, I had to do a write up of at least one of my favorite places: Banh Mi Saigon Bakery. My favorite part about this place is that it happens to be located at Mott St. inside at the back of a jewelry store.
The jewelry store thing isn’t the only thing going for it…they have lightning fast service, delicious baguette, and have ample fresh vegetables on the sandwich. I feel like I’m getting my weekly supply of vegetables every time I eat one of these. I love also that their bbq pork in the sandwich has a bit of a crispier and sweeter texture to it to enhance the overall flavor.
The only bad part about this place is that it closes pretty early and at that point I usually have to settle for Paris Sandwich, Banh Mi So, or head back up to Baoguette or Little Nicky’s. Glad I have so many options to choose from, I’m just glad I don’t have cravings for the meatball Banh Mi from Sunset Park, Brooklyn on a regular basis.